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Splint Therapy Options

Essix Retainer

Kelley Dental Lab provides Essix retainers, which are thermoformed plastic. This thin material covers the entirety of the patient’s arch and prevents any unwanted shifting of the dentition. Due to being fabricated out of clear plastic, Essix retainers are an esthetic retentive option. 

Brux-eze®

Processed thermo-plastic acrylic material that softens in warm water and in the mouth.

Indications
• patients who need relief from TMJ
• patients who need protection of ceramic restorations from bruxing
• patients who need a less bulky daytime splint

Advantages
• elasticized thermo-plastic material comfortable for patient
• little, if any adjustment, needed
• increased patient acceptance

Contra-Indications
• patients who are extremely hard bruxers and bite through hard acrylic in short time frame

 

*Immerse Brux-eze splints in hot water for 45 seconds to remove from models or to insert in mouth. Please advise your patient; failure to warm before removing from model or inserting in mouth may result in damage to the appliance.

Eclipse® Heat & Seat Night Guard

IndicationsButton
• patients who are heavy bruxers
• patients with low discomfort tolerance
• TMJ relief

Advantages
• durable with hard resin occlusal surface
• little, if any adjustment, needed
• increased patient acceptance
• clear, monomer free with Eclipse Resilient Soft Resin & Eclipse Resin

Hard Bite Splint

Clear, heat cured acrylic

Indications
• patients who require a rigid night guard with no flexibility

Advantages
• easy to repair

Contra-Indications
• patients with poor paths of insertion
• patients with extremely deep undercuts

MAGO

Indications
• patients with jaw joint and muscle pain
• patients who clench or grind and have destructive effects

Advantages
• deprograms bite for OBI treatment

Contra-Indications
• patients with poor paths of insertion
• patients with  extremely deep undercut

Release Appliance

Triad centric release appliance covering only the front teeth

Indications
• patients who need relief from TMJ
• patients who suffer from migraine pain and tension headaches

Advantages
• reduces dysfunctional muscular activity

Contra-Indications
• extremely heavy bruxers
• extreme Class II or Class III bites

GELB Appliance

Mandibular splint with acrylic coverage over the posteriors; metal lingual bar as connector

Indications
• patients with mandibular displacement
• patients with oral/facial pain

Advantages
• repositions bite, bringing mandibular slightly forward

SomnoDent

An intraoral device used to treat nighttime snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

Indications

  • Treatment of nighttime snoring
  • Treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea
  • For use by patients 18 years of age or older

Advantages

  • Patient-specific
  • Coupling mechanism enables the amount of mandibular advancement to be set by the dentist or physician at the time of fitting the device
  • Increases the patient’s pharyngeal space during sleep

Contra-Indications

  • Patients who are 17 years of age or younger
  • Advanced obstructive sleep apnea
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